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'United 20 - Gerrard 0' banner flown over Liverpool

A plane has flown over Liverpool with a banner mocking reds captain Steven Gerrard's likely failure to win a Premier League championships.

Making reference to Manchester United's 20 title wins, the banner read: 'United 20 - Gerrard 0'.

Murdered boy's mother slams release of gang member

The mother of murdered schoolboy Rhys Jones has criticised the "terrible" decision to release a gang member jailed for arming the youngster's killer.

Rhys was just 11 when he was gunned down by 16-year-old Sean Mercer on his way home from football practice in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007.

Rhys Jones was an innocent victim in a turf war between Liverpool street gangs. Credit: Merseyside Police/PA Archive

James Yates, who was given a 12-year sentence in 2009 for his role in the murder after he supplied the gun used by the shooter, left jail at Haverigg, Cumbria, on Thursday, according to the Daily Mirror.

Rhys's mother Melanie Jones told the Mirror: "It's terrible. It takes us back to the night Rhys died. It seems like only yesterday that Yates was sent to jail. For us, Yates is the most evil of them all. He makes my skin crawl."

Everton-mad Rhys was the innocent victim of a violent turf war between Liverpool street gangs.

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Football clubs 'stand side-by-side' over Hillsborough

Manchester United, Everton and Crystal Palace were among many football clubs who offered their support to Liverpool FC to remember the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough disaster.

Hillsborough chair thanks Liverpool FC for support

Margaret Aspinall, Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group.

The Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group has thanked Liverpool football club for their support to the families of the 96 victims killed in the tragedy 25 years ago.

Margaret Aspinall, who lost her son James, 18, at Hillsborough, said she was mindful of legal restrictions on what could now be said as a jury was hearing the current inquests.

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'You'll never walk alone' closes Hillsborough memorial

The 25th anniversary Hillsborough memorial service has come to a close.

The ceremony ended with a rendition of "You'll never walk alone", sung by Gerry Marsden along with the entire stadium.

The song followed a moving ceremony of speeches, readings and songs in memory of the 96 people to lose their lives in the tragedy.

Andy Burnham MP: 'you have made your city stronger'

Andy Burnham MP has praised the families and friends of the Hillsborough victims, saying "you have made your city stronger".

Andy Burnham MP is the Shadow Health Secretary Credit: LFC

Speaking at the 25th anniversary memorial for the tragedy, the Shadow Health Secretary said: "You have taught me more than a lifetime in politics ever could: dignity, courage, humanity. You are truly the best of us."

Sombre memorial service held to mark Hillsborough

Loved ones of those who died in the Hillsborough tragedy have been joined at Liverpool FC's Anfield home by players, club officials and ordinary fans among the 24,000 attending to mark the 25th anniversary.

Members of the public during the screening of the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service Credit: PA
Young fans during the screening of the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service Credit: PA
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (top row, third left) stands with his team mates Credit: PA
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